EoTE: Thieving Backstabbing Two-Faced Bastards..... IN SPAAAACE!
NEW: News; INN (Imperial News Network)
Three violent rebels from the Mandalorian sector made a violent escape from a holding cell on Barab I. After overpowering the guards, the trio took civilian hostages and battled their way to the space port where they commandeered a freighter. It is believed that they must have had outside help from their rebel accomplices as they managed to evade Imperial air and space defences, escaping the planets atmosphere. Bounties have been posted to the relevant guilds. Under no circumstances should non-Imperial sanctioned bounty hunters attempt to apprehend these individuals as they are believed to be exceedingly dangerous.
Local News; Barab I
A news bulletin is posted all over the Alatar-Ka Markets
“Imperial authorities are on the look out for this man. He is wanted in connection to the robbery of Curtis’ Good Time Liquor Emporium. He entered the store wearing a brown paper bag on his head, then proceeded to indiscriminately open fire. Thankfully, the thief did not manage to hurt anyone with his barrage of fire but the owner and proprietor, 82 year old Curtis Goode, was knocked over, and injured, in the assault. Mr. Goode was rushed to the medical facility in the Imperial district and treated for a broken hip. It is believed that the attacker is still on Alatar-Ka. Attached is a holo-image of the attacker, taken from security feeds. He is believed to be armed and dangerous. Report any sightings of the individual to Imperial authorities immediately.”
Attached is a somewhat blurry clip of some looped holo-footage of a man with a brown paper bag on his head, wearing raggy green cargo pants and a sweat stained white tank top. He scrambles through a crowd in the markets, bumping and knocking other beings as he rushes away. He has a small holdout blaster tucked into his belt and has a bottle of whiskey in either hand.
Rumour; Barab I
Barfly 1: "Old Man Curtis’ liquor store was robbed yesterday. Some scumbag tried to kill him. Ended up killing 30 year old bottle of “Whyren’s Reserve, Very Rare”. Such a shame. That bottle was worth hundreds of credits/
Barfly 2: “Wait, what?! Curtis? Old Curtis? From Curtis’ Good Time Liquor Emporium?! Got robbed? And you are upset about the whiskey?”
Barfly 1: "Well yeh. It was a really old bottle. Only a few hundred of them left in the galaxy.
Barfly 2: “But it’s old man Curtis. He is like 80 years old. He is like the oldest person on this damn planet. If I find out who hurt that old guy I will gut him.”
Barfly 1: “Well that’s a given. I thought I didn’t even need to say that. If I found that little prick I would beat the shit out of him. He fucked up that bottle of whiskey.”
Barfly 2: “You’re a prick… not as big a prick as the guy who robbed Curtis’ store though”
News; INN (Imperial News Network)
“A group of rebels from the Mandalorian sector were arrested in Alater-Ka, on Barab I, after executing a cowardly ambush against an Imperial Stormtrooper. The Stormtrooper was lured away from his patrol and set upon by these gutless rebels. Even though he was outnumbered, three-to-one he still managed to escape his assailants and make his way back to the city. He was able to use his training to promptly identify his attackers, whom were arrested.”
“Gar Saxon, governor of the Mandalorian sector, stated these rebels are not to be considered true Mandalorians. He also reiterated his commitment to Emporer Palpatine and the Galactic Empire, pledging his ongoing support for Imperial Expansion as well as his hopes to have the beings of the Mandalorian sector play a pivotal role in the continuing success of the Empire.”
News; INN (Imperial News Network)
A handsome young man in Imperial grey provides fair and balanced news from around the Empire.
“Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin met with Senator Mon Mothma on Chandrilla this week. It is hoped that his presence will help ease recent tensions. Senator Mothma has been an out spoken critic of the New Order. She has made misguided comments due to her inability to understand how democracy cannot work on a galactic scale. Mothma seems to have forgotten that the Old Republic’s senate inability to act fast is what led to the Clone Wars. How all the senate did during the War was bicker. How they were led astray by religious zealots. She seems to have forgotten that it is the New Order that saved the galaxy from a coup led by those same zealots. That these religious psychopaths attempted to assassinate the Grand Chancellor. Grand Moff Tarkin will surely remind the senator of this fact. Grand Moff Tarkin will surely remind her that Chandrilla has fared well under Imperial rule. Mon Mothma is acting like a spoiled child. Grand Moff Tarkin will be forced to reign her in and remind her that Chandrilla is part of the Empire and that she serves at the behest of his grace, Emperor Palpatine.
Glory to the Empire!”
NEW: Rumour; Barab I
Human: The governor’s son bought some kind of exotic off world beast for a pet. He says he is going to release it into the wild then hunt it down and kill it with nothing but a knife.
Sullastan: I would love to see that! I heard that he is an amazing warrior and hunter.
Human: Yeah. He is some guy. I’ve heard some remarkable stories about him. Heard his hunting party ran into a Durgolusk and survived. The Stormtroopers in the party were devoured by the beast. They all fought hard and managed to escape. He dragged his two Barabel guides back the city by himself. What a guy.
NEW: Rumour; Barab I
A Barabel and a Duros discuss hunting in Shady Shen’s…
Barabel: …so then one of the humansss screamed like a stepped on gizka. The shenbit bowled the other off his feet with his tail then pounced. He pinned one to the ground and was about to eat hisss skull. I grabbed it by the neck and wrestled it. Stuck my clawsss into its eyes til it stopped moving.
Duros: Whoa. Intense. Why do you bother taking those humans out? Seems like you are more of a baby sitter than a guide.
Barabel: This is true. Those puny humans were crying like babies after. They still wanted me to take the shenbit’s hide though. I think one of them, the one called Grick. I think he soiled his pants. Still…. they pay well. Jussst have to put up with their bantha shit. Maybe next time they will have an “accident” and I will come back alone.
Both laugh and continue drinking
NEW: Rumour; Barab I
Two humans discuss their hunt in the Corellian Arms…
Human 1: …so then the beast knocked over Grick with it’s tail and pounced on me. I only just got to my knife in time to drive into the things skull. Was probably the biggest bonecrusher I have ever seen.
Human 2: Sounds brutal. Where was your Barabel for all this? Did he not help?
Human 1: Help?! Ha! That thing just cowered in the corner while me and Grick took down the beast. Don’t even know why we bothered hiring the primitive creature. Credits wasted! Next time we will go out alone. I bet we will bag a Durgolusk without having to baby sit one of those primitive lizard men.
Human 2: Maybe you could use one of them Barabel as bait!
Human 1: Ha! I will make sure to tell the creature I will pay him when we get back then next time!
Both laugh and continue to drink
Rumour; Barab I
Two spacers talk politics in a cantina
Twi’lek Spacer: …but the Barabels are huge. Why do they let the Empire rule their planet like this? They could easily tear them apart.
Rodian Spacer: Well as far as I know, the Empire has been good to the Barabels. This city is only about eight years old. The lizards and the Imperials built it together. The lizards prefer to live out in the radioactive wilds, hunting and killing beasts. They harvest Barab fruits and mine ore. They give it to the Empire who give them weapons to hunt and war with each other. As long as they don’t bring their wars into Alater-ka the Imperials don’t need to give two bantha shits about what the Barabels do.
Twi’lek Spacer: I still don’t get it. The Barabels could export the ore and fruits without the Imperials. They don’t need them.
Rodian Spacer: Eight years ago no one even knew what a Barabel was. They are a primitive race, at least compared to most of the rest of the Galaxy. Nine years ago, Planetary Safaris used to send ships here to hunt Barabel. Wealthy Core-Worlders with a blood lust would pay them to cart them out to the Outer-Rim so they could kill something dangerous. They would be equipped with the best weapons money could buy and guarded by professional mercenaries. The Barabel were still using simple solid projectile weapons. When these off-worlders came to their world with blasters and full combat armour they didn’t stand a chance. An Imperial officer investigating Planetary Safaris operations realised the Barabel were sentient and tried to shut them down. Of course, Planetary Safaris didn’t take this well. They tried to send one more expedition to Barab I, but this ship wasn’t full of bored bored Core-Worlders. It was all the mercs Planetary Safaris could muster loaded onto a capital ship. They planned to exterminate the Barabel.
Twi’lek Spacer: Why?!
Rodian Spacer: I don’t know, to be honest. To cover the tracks and destroy the evidence? Cos they were just serious bastards who felt superior to the scale heads? Maybe there was no reason. Maybe they just felt like one last hurrah. Anyway, then they made this last push, that Imperial officer brought a contingent of Stormtroopers to Barab I and helped the Barabels defend themselves against Planetary Safaris’ mercs. After that the Empire helped found this city. It is governed by both the Imperials and the Barabel. The Barabels named the city after that officer; Captin Osted Alater – Alater-ka.
Twi’lek Spacer: The Empire helped them fend off invaders?! The Empire?
Rodian Spacer: Yeah. Once you pay taxes and don’t blow up their stuff, the Empire isn’t all that bad.
Twi’lek Spacer: You know I am from Ryloth right?
Rodian Spacer: Yeah….
Twi’lek Spacer: You know what the Empire have done there? Imposed martial law – Twi’leks are second class citizens on their own planet. We are forced into labour camps. Forced into slavery when we don’t do what the Empire wants.
Rodian Spacer: DIdn’t your people do that to themselves before the Empire took over? Didn’t the nobles on your planet keep indentured servants and force them to work in spice mines? I am not trying to offend you, but Twi’lek society was hardly equal before the Empire imposed martial law.
Twi’lek Spacer: No! It’s not like that. It was never like that. It was a cultural thing. You wouldn’t understand.
Rodian Spacer: Also, wasn’t martial law imposed because Twi’leks tried to kill the Emperor on a state visit?
Twi’lek Spacer: That’s just what the Empire says! It was just an excuse to take over. I can’t listen to this Bantha shit from you any more!
Daluujian 1: “Did you hear ”/characters/bargos-the-hutt" class=“wiki-content-link”>Bargos is broke? He can’t even afford to pay his Gamoreans."
Daluujian 2: “Of course I heard. Just ‘cos I don’t say don’t mean I didn’t hear, mu’dak. No one else talks about this in case someone tell Bargos that we talk about this. If he hear people know he cut off your yatsa and feed them to that Toydarian. Only a mu’dak would talk of this.”
Daluujian 1: “Well if you let me finish, you piz’da, I would have told you about how he is not broke any more. ”/characters/yuri-lagana" class=“wiki-content-link”>Yuri Lagana and his friends brought him many credits. Now he has paid off all his Gamoreons again."
Daluujian 2: “……mu’dak”
Daluujian 1: “Your sister is mu’dak.”
Daluujian 2: “My sister is dead!”
Daluujian 1: “Better dead than married!”
Both convulse with laughter so hard it looks like they are about to have simultaneous seisures.
Spacer 1: “…like that time aboard that Gozanti that Deet and his guys turned into a floating casino? What did the call it? The Lucky Lady?”
Spacer 2: “Keep it down! Don’t mention the Lucky Lady!”
Spacer 1: “Why? It was just a casino ship.”
Spacer 2: “Did you not hear what happened? They got hit by someone or something. Whatever it was, it was bad.”
Spacer 1: “What happened?”
Spacer 2: It was found drifting full of dead bodies. Engines, life support, helm all still functioning. Just everyone was dead. Blaster scorches everywhere. Bodies hacked open with vibro-blades. It was a massacre. They left it floating for someone to find it. Like some kind of message."
Spacer 1: “That sounds like one of those dumb Exterminator stories Chel is always telling.”
Spacer 2: “Well maybe they are real.”
Spacer 1: “But that name is so dumb though. Can’t we call him the Executioner instead?”
Spacer 2: “I’m not the one who named him, laserbrain. Tell it to Chel. He is the one who is always talking about him.”
Daluujian 1: “Yuri Lagana is back in town.”
Daluujian 2: “Lagana? That prick? Ha. I knew he would come back. He probably failed and has come crawling back. Thinks he is too good for Daluuj.”
Daluujian 1: “I hear he pointed a gun at a Bargos the Hutt. That boy was always dumb.”
Daluujian 2: " Your sister was always dumb."
Daluujian 1: “That is ’cos she is married”
Both laugh hysterically as if that was the funniest thing either had ever heard
“Evgeny says he saw something crash down outside of town a few weeks back. Says it might have been magic meteor. Worth lots of credits.”
Local News; Janfathal
“A violent chase and shoot out erupted in Athar’s Industrial district today as several speeders were seen flying through the streets exchanging blaster fire. Explosions rocked the city as it is believed that some of the gangsters made use of illegal and highly restricted explosive devices. A spokesperson for the Athari police department told us that this kind of crime would not be tolerated this side of the Downtown wall and that all involved will be brought to justice.”
“Man you should have seen it! It wasn’t Athari cops coming after Dash Hellis. It was these other dudes all dressed in black. They HAD to have been Imperials. We were in the VIP area. They walked right by us, into the back office. Two minutes later, one of them was thrown through the damn wall! We got out of there pretty fast but there was a seven-foot-tall Trandoshan on the other side of that wall tearing those guys apart. The Athari cops didn’t even get there til way after. I’m telling you man…. something weird is going on there. They are not telling us everything.”
Local News; Janfathal
“Gang violence made its way to Athar’s Government district today as a wealthy club owner and entrepreneur, Dash Hellis assaulted several police officers. It is believed that Mr Hellis was approached for questioning about allegedly providing funding to dissident anti-Imperial terrorists. He was being interviewed in his club Hoth n’ Steamy, in the Government district, during this meeting, Mr Hellis and his Trandoshan bodyguard attacked the officers wounding many of them, and fled the city.”
“It has since been brought to the attention of this reporter, by a reliable source, that Mr Hellis has had long standing connections to the illegal spice trade on JanFathal and is responsible for importing mass amounts of illegal narcotic spice into Athar. Once believed to be a pillar of the community, Mr Hellis has been revealed to be nothing more than a parasite and a spice dealer. Imperial agents are assisting Athari authorites in apprehending Mr Hellis.”
“It is believed that Mr Hellis may attempt to flee the planet. He is believed to be armed and very dangerous. If he is spotted, you should not approach him under any circumstances and contact Athari authorities straight away.”
Local News; Janfathal
“Police in Downtown Athar made a massive seizure of spice, last night. It is said that haul had a street value of 140,000 credits. Athari police officers discovered the spice while investigating reported blaster fire within the area. Reports say that all members of the criminal gang involved in storing the narcotics, were killed in a violent shoot out. Two Athari police officers were assaulted near the scene by a droid of unknown model. It is believed that this droid was involved in the altercation that led to the gang members deaths. A spokesperson from Athari police stated that “Machines such as these will not be tolerated in Athar, especially if they are programmed to engage police officers. Anyone found in possession of a droid with these kind of capabilities will soon find themselves handed over to the Imperial garrison.” The officers did not get a good look at the droid. The only detail of this droid that has been released so far is that it has bright red ocular units. Any information on such a droid should be passed on to Athari police.”
“Terror in Ixtlar this week as a speeder bomb was detonated outside the Imperial Customs office. The device was discovered just before detonation and the area was evacuated. There were no casualties in the blast. An ISB spokesperson places the blame squarely on Republican Anti-Imperial Extremists.”
“Corellian Teeno has been throwing around a lot of credits. Bought everyone in the Wetnurse a drink last night. Claims he found the Sa Nalaor. Its hold was full the remains of the CIS fleet treasury. Filled his hold with as many credits as he could and got out of there. Now he is spending it all on booze, spice and Twi’lek hookers. Bein’ real generous like….”
Local News; JanFathal:
“In other news, billionaire industrialist Junda Vala, CEO and founder of Meneki Industries, has been acquitted of all charges. Junda was accused of being part of a massive organised crime conspiracy. Today, a grand jury found him not guilty on all charges of consipiracy. Mr Vala released the following statement; “All of these baseless accusations laid against me were just attempts to slander my good name. These accusations were founded in jealousy and racism. Just because I am a Hutt does not mean I am a gangster. I left Nar Shadaa with nothing and came here to make a life for myself. I came here after the war to a world torn apart by the conflict. I helped rebuild this city from the ground up. There are some that have always been jealous that in helping rebuild JanFathal that I have also benefited greatly. Some who think all Hutts must be unscrupulous criminals. Today they have all been proven wrong. Now I just want to return to working for JanFathal’s betterment.” Junda is expected to return to business as usual. Lead prosecutor in Mr. Vala’s case, Counsellor Jon Martok, refused to comment on the verdict.”
The holovid pans over a solemn crowd bowing their heads in silence in front of a large black monumental obelisk in a city square. As the camera pans further men and women in Imperial uniforms are visible standing in cramped ranks, many of which have visible cybernetic limbs. Stormtroopers can be seen patrolling the periphery of the crowd. A middle aged man flanked on either side by Stormtroopers stands at a podium just to the right of the obelisk with his head bowed; The protocol droid news reader’s voice chimes in suddenly; “A vigil was held on Corellia today to mark the 5th anniversary of the attack on the Imperial Academy. Five years ago today, anti-Imperial dissidents bombed the Imperial training facility on Corellia killing 162 people and wounding many more. Most of the dead were civilians visiting the facility during an event for the families of Imperial recruits. Imperial Governor Sabinus Gaius renewed his commitment to stamp out all dissident factions; “Remnants of the Republic; those who place their trust in the old corporate oligarchies, those who relied on militant religious fanatics for protection and “guidence", those who would oppose the new order, the Empire, they will not find safety, nor shelter while I am governor of Corellia.” Since the attack on the Academy four other similar attacks on Corellia have been prevented by the Imperial Security Bureau.”
“My buddy, Krell’s brother, Danar, said he spoke to a smuggler who found the wreck of the Sa Nalaor. They were on a run out by the far fringe, just by wild space and the thing just floated by. They boarded and it was still full of battle droids. They barely got out with their lives!”
Local News; JanFathal:
“A daring robbery took place earlier this week in the Industrial district, when a group of thieves broke into the Prisky Business Shipping Co. They killed several members of staff including both workers and security staff. The assailants are to be considered armed and very dangerous. It is also believed that the group may have already managed to make their way past police checkpoints and into the Downtown District.”
Local News; JanFathal:
“A terrorist plot aboard the express train to Nuth was foiled today when brave bystanders intervened. A pair of Twi’lek separatists had planned to place bombs on the train in order to derail it. If it wasn’t for the intervention of Yuri Lagana and the Wookie, Ayylrayrr, the terrorists would have managed to cause unprecedented damage.”
Overheard in the cantina, two drunk smugglers talking:
Smuggler 1: “Narlo and his boys were completely wiped out”
Smuggler 2: “But I thought they had managed to get that hidden asteroid base near Kessel up and running”
Smuggler 1: “They did. Someone went in killed them all.”
Smuggler 2: “Think it was the Hutts? Maybe they got wise to Narlo’s spice operation.”
Smuggler 1: “Nah, he was paying off the Major Domo. He was suipposed to be protected. Besides he had like twenty decent fighters working for him. Not to mention the droids.”
Smuggler 2: “Do you think it was the Exterminator?”
Smuggler 1: “Man how much have you had to drink? The Exterminator?! It must been an Imperial raid. Stormtroopers probably hit them.”
Smuggler 2: “Hey fuck you buddy! The Exterminator is real. He is like a bounty hunter but worse. He leaves no witnesses. Kills everyone there.”
Smuggler 1: “Seriously, man that’s just a story smugglers tell baby smugglers to stop them from squealing to the Imperials or the Hutts or whoever it is they don’t want knowing about their shit. “Ooooh rat me out and The Exterminator will come and kill me but he will kill you too just for knowing about it, he kills everyone related to the job blah blah blah”. If he leaves no one alive how does anyone know about this Exterminator? And what kind of stupid name is that anyway? Sounds more like the guy you hire to get rid of a gizka infestation.”
“The President and the Imperial Governor are coming up with some deal that is going to mean more Imperial troops in Athar. All for the best really, I mean the Athari police can’t handle the crime Downtown, maybe the Imperials can help clean it up.”